Grants for Outreach and Services to Underserved Populations

 

To develop and implement outreach strategies targeted at adult or youth victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking in underserved populations and to provide victim services to meet the needs of adult or youth victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking in underserved populations.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
16.889
Federal Agency/Office
Violence Against Women Office, Department of Justice
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Authorization
Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005, Public Law 109-162, 42 U.S.C. 14045, Statute 119,2990
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants are: (1) population specific organizations that have demonstrated experience and expertise in providing population specific services in the relevant underserved communities, or population specific organizations working in partnership with a victim service provider or domestic violence or sexual assault coalition; (2) victim service providers offering population specific services for a specific underserved population; or (3) victim service providers working in partnership with a national, State, tribal, or local organization that has demonstrated experience and expertise in providing population specific services in the relevant underserved population.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Adult and youth victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking in underserved populations.
Credentials/Documentation
Non-profit organizations must be an organization that is described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and is exempt from taxation under section 501(a) of that Code. All such applicants are required to submit a determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service recognizing their tax-exempt status.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. An environmental impact assessment is not required for this listing. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The receipt, review, and analysis of applications will follow Office on Violence Against Women policies and procedures for the administration of grant applications.
Award Procedure
Upon approval by the Office on Violence Against Women, online notification is sent to the applicant agency with copies of the Grant Award. One copy of the Grant Award must be signed by an authorized official and returned to OVW.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Applicants will be notified by the end of the fiscal year.
Appeals
Not applicable.
Renewals
Renewals are considered on a case-by-case basis.
How are proposals selected?
Criteria are established by the Office on Violence Against Women and included in an annual solicitation
How may assistance be used?
Grants can be used for the following program purpose areas: (1) working with Federal, State, tribal, territorial and local governments, agencies, and organizations to develop or enhance population specific services; (2) strengthening the capacity of underserved populations to provide population specific services; (3) strengthening the capacity of traditional victim service providers to provide population specific services; (4) strengthening the effectiveness of criminal and civil justice interventions by providing training for law enforcement, prosecutors, judges and other court personnel on domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking in underserved populations; or (5) working in cooperation with an underserved population to develop and implement outreach, education, prevention, and intervention strategies that highlight available resources and the specific issues faced by victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking from underserved populations.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Performance Reports: Grantees must monitor grant and subgrant supported activities to assure compliance with applicable Federal requirements and that performance goals are being achieved.
Auditing
Not applicable.
Records
Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to an award must be retained for a period of three years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report. If any litigation, claim or audit is started before the expiration of the three year period, the records must be retained until all litigation, claims or audit findings involving the records have been resolved and final action taken.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Information regarding length of awards will be included in an annual solicitation for the program. Funds are released on an as-needed basis to the grantee. Periodic drawdowns should be based upon immediate disbursement/reimbursement needs and project progress.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Tia Farmer
145 N. St. NE, Suite 10W121
Washington, DC 20530 US
tia.farmer@usdoj.gov
Phone: 202-305-1177
Website Address
http://www.justice.gov/ovw
Financial Information
Account Identification
15-0409-0-1-754
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 18 est $3,400,000.00; FY 17 est $4,550,000.00; FY 16$4,099,859.00;
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Funding will be available for up to $325,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Program solicitations can be found at https://www.justice.gov/ovw/grant-programs. Recipients must comply with the current version of the DOJ Financial Grants Management Guide found at https://www.justice.gov/ovw/grantees.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.

 


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